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Today I wanted to search for something that I had just installed so I had run updatedb.
Crash boom! kapow(well not really), the whole thing completely locked up. The first time it happened, it gave me some error message to do with the kernel but when I tied re-installing it, it's stopped giving me errors.
I tried running it in a different console but still no go. I tried lots of other things like using the other kernel.
I tried running updatedb for Mandrake 10 in Mandrake 9.1 and it's doesn't crash the system.
Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions, maybe the location of a log file so that I cn post the original error message.
Distribution: FC3, Manrake 10.x, various others at times
since I don't have much time at the moment. Using FC3 you should be able to uninstall with "yum remove slocate". Then "yum install slocate" would reinstall. Or, I think, there is an rpm option (maybe -F or freshen, try man rpm) to freshen a package.
If there's more wrong than that can fix, you could try using strace, as in "strace locate somefile" or whatever the exact command is that produces the problem. Probably pipe the output to less because there will be a lot of it. But you might see what exactly is causing the problem.